The Grand House Magazine
A family holiday. Tips to enjoy the best of Rome with your family
Family holidays, a blessing and a curse for all the parents willing to relax trying to achieve a goal which seems to be difficult at times: meeting everyone’s expectations, especially those of the most demanding ones: children and kids! Rome is one of the most charming capital cities in Europe as well as a families’ favorite destination. In young people’s eyes the Italian capital is a sort of huge adventurer’s village thanks to its history, architecture, parks and historic villas offering plenty of attractions. Here is a list of 4 family-friendly activities which will help you planning your next stay in Rome....
Plan your holiday: Apartment Vs Hotel
The drop of virus cases, the loosening of COVID-19-related restrictions and the arrival of fine weather have given green light to tourism. Tourists want to return to normality and Italy is once again one their favorite destinations. The most sought-after? The so-called “art cities” which offer a variety of different activities to be carried out in a few days, “the very best” of Italy: culture, history, great food and entertainment.
Good News (Rome is always a great idea VOL.2)
A tribute to the most influential female architects and architectural personalities in history , is now running at MAXXI Museum of Rome...
Superbarocco (Rome is always a great idea VOL.3)
Are you planning a Weekend in Rome soon!? dont'miss this Fabulous exhibition dedicated to Barocco (Boroque Time)
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Here comes Springtime! Finally the weather is mild and we feel like planning a nice weekend in Rome, the so-called Eternal City.What can we do in a 48-hour trip in Rome? There are plenty of things you can do in a week-end in Rome, including a few top-quality experiences. Haste is not a trait belonging to the Romans, therefore, even if you have little time, adopt the Romans’ philosophy and enjoy your stay, combining your well-deserved relaxation with a few and carefully selected cultural tours.
Giuliano Gabriele Trio, dances of passion and underworld
This week our invitation is to let go, to loosen any inhibitory brake, to open the heart and feel your blood flow through your veins. This is the only way in which we can allow ourselves to listen to the folk music of a warm and passionate south.
A new Franciacorta is born: the "Berlucchi '61 Nature Blanc de Blancs 2012"
Franciacorta is the symbol of quality sparkling wines in Italy. It is a very recent realm, however, born only in 1956 thanks to the meeting of Guido Berlucchi with the legendary winemaker Franco Ziliani. Within a few years the idea of making a sparkling wine similar to Champagne became reality and, after a few attempts, in 1961 at Palazzo Lana, the first bottle of Franciacorta was born.
Between nature and its products to entertain the little ones
If you grew up in Rome, you know that Capannelle is not just a neighborhood. It is the Hippodrome, the one with a capital H. Sort of like a birthmark, which immediately refers to that popular cult movie"Febbre da Cavallo" (lit. “Horse Fever”).
Oro d'Italia, itineraries in Italian art at the Casoli-De Luca gallery
Oro d'Italia, an amazing collective exhibition, was recently inaugurated at the Casoli-De Luca gallery. As exceptional as the gallery, which recently opened in Rome’s Palazzo Albertoni Spinola.
Dancing with Otello at the Teatro Quirino in Rome
From April 30th to May 5th, we can enjoy a different reading of the tragic story of the Shakespearean Moor. In fact, the final leg of Fabrizio Monteverde's ballet arrives at the Quirino Theater in Rome.
Adelaide, a magical place in the center of Rome
The atmosphere and the environment capture the eye, the service extremely attentive even in the refined informality of the place. The overall effect is intriguing and the pleasure is continuous.
At Duke's dei Parioli, the night-time Rome not to be missed
With the warm season quickly approaching, Rome’s terraces and gardens reopen. Do not miss those of Duke's, a real point of reference in Parioli, a neighborhood that in recent years moved decidedly towards the future and the world of young people, with new and innovative places.
The Gatsby Cafe in Rome, a melting pot of gypsy and American jazz sounds
The Gatsby Cafè is an experience to live. Not only because it is located in the most multi-ethnic neighborhood of Rome, but also because it is an interesting bistro with a Northern European vibe which you can't miss exploring at least once.
Kiribati in Rome: past and future meet at the former Pastificio Cerere
I recently visited an exhibition with an exotic title, Kiribati, in an important palace for contemporary art in Rome, the Pastificio Cerere in San Lorenzo. Today the pasta factory is the home of countless artist studios, spaces for independent craftsmen, a department of NABA University and a restaurant.
Cultures mingling in a Roman lunch: the Bowerman recipe
When I combine a culinary tradition with another, each time with the same passion, I think of it as a dish possessing the extraordinary ability to peacefully welcome a multitude of cultures, traditions, and stories, creating a brand new shared heritage.
Great wines in the outskirts of Rome
A giant and beautiful vegetable garden, a dairy at the beginning of its activity, simple and luscious gastronomic products, preserves, honey, fruit juices and a trattoria with an open kitchen. All in an immaculate countryside dotted with fruit trees, lush and geometric vineyards, picnic tables and sheaves that stand out on the lawn before the forest.
Exploring dimensions of sound at the Palazzo delle Esposizioni in Rome
Sounds. Remote, deep, expressive, distant voices. Whisperings of the soul. This is what the exhibition The body and the voice. Carmelo Bene, Cathy Berberian, Demetrio Stratos talks about, curated by Anna Cestelli Guidi and Francesca Rachele Oppedisano at the Palazzo delle Esposizioni in Rome until June 30th.
April 19th: Greta Thunberg in one of the most beautiful squares in Rome
The opportunity is rare and twofold: take part in a #FridaysForFuture in one of the most beautiful cities in the world, with the founder of the movement itself.
Manifesto, at the Palazzo delle Esposizioni to talk about avant-gardes
Sarcastic rather than ironic. At times controversial and irreverent. Capable of arousing the most varied sensations and reflections. Polysemic and alienating, enveloping and immersive. Difficult to define and to interpret. The only possible alternative: go and see it with your own eyes.
Astonishing initiatives for wonderful Easter holidays in Rome
Are you spending your Easter holidays in Rome and trying to figure out where to take your children for fun but instructive, carefree but educational, curious and unconventional experiences? We have decided to help you with some suggestions.
Chile in Rome to discover not so distant worlds
On April 4th, a collective exhibition was inaugurated at the Embassy of Chile in Rome: Ultra_Sur - Contemporary art between Italy and Chile. Visiting exhibitions in embassies or cultural institutes has a certain charm.
Roma Social Dinner at the former Pastificio Cerere with Veronica Paolillo
It looks like an apartment but it is not. It’s neither a restaurant nor a simple loft with a kitchen. Inblackstudio by chef Veronica Paolillo is much more. Starting from the location inside the former Pastificio Cerere in San Lorenzo, a gentrified neighborhood, wheremany artists who live and work here have their studios.
The romantic pop-rock by Brian Mackey at the historic Big Mama
There are places that become pillars of a city, that write its history, that draw its colors, which constitute its deep breath. Big Mama is one of them. Born thirty-five years ago in a basement of Trastevere, it built its path on the notes of the best blues and international rock.
The wines recommended by Bartolotta: Tasca D’Almerita and Nerello Mascalese
Four expressions of Nerello Mascalese from different districts on Etna. An intense work that began with the first experiments in 2004 and took a definitive form in 2007 in the Sciaranova and Pianodario districts, and in 2015 in the Rampante district.
The magic of Japan at Rome's Drink Kong
Imagine a place with an atmosphere that recalls the smoky alleys of an oriental metropolis where sudden bursts of neon light are mixed with the minimalist rigor of the essential. Think of a large labyrinthine space, over 300 square meters, which revolves around a central bar, amongst elements that come from a world that recalls Blade Runner, with its dark atmospheres, soft lighting and velvet armchairs.
“Organi da asporto”, Sabino de Nichilo’s first solo exhibition in Rome
In his first solo show in Rome, tellingly entitled “Organi da asporto” (literally, “Takeaway Organs”), the artist Sabino de Nichilo reveals a series of pink, fluorescent, and decidedly super-pop sculptures, on show from April 11th at L29 Art Studio.
Ice cream festival in Rome and much more for a superfun weekend!
Sometimes it can seem an exceptional feat to find a way for your children to spend a happy and carefree weekend. But Rome can also surprise you with its immense variety of activities, places to visit, events that should not be missed. Here are some proposals for this weekend.
Rome: the Pigneto is alive, a bastard neighborhood with a multi-ethnic sound
Squeezed between Via Casilina and Via Prenestina, Pigneto is a neighborhood where disorder creates harmony and confusion becomes inspiration. It is a triangle of streets between the Esquilino and the Prenestino, where seven-storey “palazzacci” alternate with two-storey houses that still have their gardens enclosed by railings, in line with the liberty architecture that was in vogue during the late nineteenth century.
A meeting of flavors at “Glass” in Rome
Amazing culinary inventions, juxtaposition of flavors, mastery of techniques and creative imagination. I like to use the fifth quarter of each ingredient and get the most out of it, without wasting anything. I like making dishes exactly as I see them when I imagine them.
Gagosian Gallery in Rome: color is the king
A few days ago I went to visit the solo show of a great American artist: Sea Change by Helen Frankenthaler, at Gagosian (Rome). It was like taking a dip in history, like breathing an international air in one of the most famous galleries in the world.
At Pianoalto on the Roman Tiber for evenings with friends
High quality food, music and dance are always a winning combination. And in Rome all this is possible, especially with the arrival of the first warm days and the immediate reopening of the many terraces in the city.
In Rome, the Science Festival pays tribute to invention
“What exactly is an invention? What ingredients and conditions favor it? What can we imagine and create and what could we never reach?” Three questions that men and women have often tried to answer, putting themselves to the test, studying, tirelessly setting themselves higher goals to reach. Sometimes even accepting their own limits.
Photography: 100 women on display to tell Rome
Rome is a woman. Rome and women. “Rome. The story of 100 women” is an extraordinary exhibition created by Treccani which, from April 4th to May 12th, will be on display at the Capitoline Museums. The exhibition is promoted by Roma Capitale and the Department of Cultural Growth - Capitoline Superintendence for Cultural Heritage, curated by CultRise and designed by Studio Fuksas.
Romics 2019: between science fiction, fantasy and superheroes
From April 4th to April 7th. Four intense days to immerse yourself in futuristic worlds, in the company of superheroes and extraordinary characters. Where is it? At the Fiera di Roma. The occasion? The 25th edition of Romics, International festival of comics, animation, cinema and games. An event that the Italian capital hosts twice a year and which attracts thousands of visitors.
Among square halos at the Ex-Electrophonic gallery of Trastevere
The young artist Sergio Breviario has recently inaugurated a solo show at Ex-Elettrofonica, one of the most peculiar galleries in the city. Entering this gallery is like entering a fictional space of creation: white-washed walls, with a large tree in the middle, both “present”and at the same time “ghostly”. But I won't tell you more here ...
Nature, history, science and science fiction for children
Between tulips and extinct dinosaurs, nature takes its course and knowing it also means learning to respect it. As well as discovering our body and its functioning. And you can start as a child, playing and having fun. So spring in Rome brings with it many opportunities to learn with a smile.
Wine excellence at Vinitaly in Verona
With almost 5,000 stands distributed across 100,000 square meters and visited every year for four consecutive days by about 130,000 visitors from over 130 countries, Vinitaly is perhaps the most important wine fair in the world. Every day there are around 400 events, including conferences and tastings, unanimously designed for experts, professionals and enthusiasts who approach wine for the first time.
Dinner at Gallura by Gianni Schirru
Just book a table in the roof garden to board a roller coaster of seafood flavors. Chills, emotions and fright included. Completely renovated in March 2019, the restaurant in the heart of Parioli by Gianni Schirru and his wife Dorina is certainly to be included in the gourmet diaries of those looking for a chic location and seafood specialties such as the Catalan lobster, which is caught from the large aquarium at entrance and is cooked before the eyes of customers in the open kitchen
Federico Sirianni at the Arciliuto Theatre: descending gently
Sometimes there are perfect combinations in which a harmonious fusion is achieved between space and music. It happens at the Teatro Arciliuto in Rome, which hosts Federico Sirianni, the award-winning Genoese singer, for a concert with intimate and enveloping atmospheres on Thursday April 4th.
Fiumicino: a few steps from Rome the nights of great beauty
Having fun in Rome is always possible. But having fun in Fiumicino, a few kilometers from the airport and from Ostia, is a pleasant discovery. There is a magical place that actually contains two or maybe three venues wrapped together, hidden along the river, inside the historic Nautilus shipyard.
Giacomo Balla at Palazzo Merulana. From abstract futurism to iconic futurism
A historic exhibition by Giacomo Balla in one of the new spaces of our city, Palazzo Merulana. An exhibition that opens onto an imaginary that, albeit dated, is absolutely as avant-garde as the futurist one. An iconic futurism. Going through the halls of the museum, you can admire all the developments of the Maestro's career. The Portrait of Primo Carnera (1933), already part of the permanent collection of the Palazzo, is in this respect one of the artist’s most significant works.
Brancaccio Theater: the Divine Comedy becomes a musical
A grandiose show that will tell Dante’s extraordinary and imaginative Divine Comedy, on stage from April 2nd to April 7th at the Teatro Brancaccio in Rome. One of the greatest masterpieces of Italian literature, emblem of the Bel Paese's cultural identity, adapted for the stage. An exceptional cast, a mixture of visual and auditory languages to give life to the surreal journey through the vices and virtues of man.
At Emerald's in Rome for a trip around the world
“Once upon a time there was a fearless adventurer, a fascinating globetrotter with dark eyes and a musicalvoice. He traveled relentlessly to reach places and peoples of all kinds, pushing himself to the remotest partsof the globe: from the East Indies to Japan, from the heart of the Amazon forest to the Pacific islands. On his estate in Venezuela, the fairy-tale traveler loved to bring back every kind of merchandise: precious fabrics, foods, spices and carpets but also rare animals. Like Emerald. A magnificent peacock with thick plumage.”
Author's intimacy at the Teatro Golden in Rome
ut some of the biggest Italian singer-songwriters on a stage. Mix them with the most promising young talents on the national scene. Finally, let them interact freely with the audience in the room, thanks to an open space theater whose architecture allows a close contact with the viewer. The result?
At dinner at Alberto's house
Sometimes you have to wait to be mature enough tobe able to achievesomething big. One needs only to talk a few minutes with Alberto Colamonici to understand that he as crackling as his dishes. “I don't have a restaurant, this is my home, I live in a room on the mezzanine and I only organize lunches or dinners that are tailor-made in the entire location, I love being among pots and pans”.
Kick-off, the new (sexy) show that unites actors with and without disabilities
On April 6th, at the Centrale Preneste, a show is staged that - I promise - will leave you speechless. It's called Kick-off, and it's the latest work by Teatro Buffo, the integrated theater-dance company that unites actors and dancers with and without disabilities, led by the Anticorpi cultural association, which has been working steadily in Rome since 2007.
Art, fairy tales and commitment. Learning while having fun
Discover the beauties of ancient art and reveal them to children. This is the unique value proposition of Unveiled Masterpieces, an adventurous journey through marble sculptures, paintings of lights and shadows and imposing architectures. Children and families will have the opportunity to discover the permanent collection of the NationalGalleries of Ancient Art in Palazzo Barberini.
Cantine d'Autore - A journey through the most beautiful Italian wine landscapes
A journey through the most beautiful Italian wine landscapes for wineries designed not only to make great wines but also to be aesthetically integrated into the rural context in which they arise. They are the Cantine d'Autore, a project of tourist itineraries that emphasizes the importance of projects in which the production cycles are protected and enhanced by the wineries themselves, real artifacts that fit into a natural environment whose sustainability is enhanced by human intervention.
Au-delà at The Gallery Apart in Ostiense
Au-delà is the title of the solo show by Marco Strappato at The Gallery Apart, a contemporary art gallery in Ostiense. Photography, sculpture, installations:everything here is something else, itis Beyond. It's Over Yonder, to citethe title of another of his shows from some years ago in the same gallery.
Roman nightlife at TED Via Ostiense
If you are in Rome, visiting Ostiense is an experience you should do. Starting with the nearby Cestia Pyramid and the non-Catholic cemetery where the bodies of great writers, poets and writers- such as Mary Shelley and John Keats-lie in rest, continue to the murals in via del Porto Fluviale which exploded with art and life in recent years.
Discovering spectacular butterflies, between a water rocket and a star
The Butterfly House in Rome will reopen from March 23rd to June 9th, in Via Appia Pignatelli 450, in the Capannelle area. It is a large greenhouse that encloses a tropical corner in the heart of the capital, where it is possible to walk amongst some of the most spectacular butterflies in the world, following their life cycle in an environment that reproduces their natural habitat.
From Glass Hosteria the gnocchetti with black garlic, bagnacauda and limoneto
For this journey into flavors, it is necessary to look towards Glass Hostaria, in the Trastevere District. Star chef Cristina Bowerman says: "I like to think of a dish as a collection of places, countries, experiences, traditions and stories".
Blumberg at Spin Time Labs: the ethos of improvisation
He is one of the most seductive contemporary voices of the British music scene. His rarefied sound, the refined atmospheres, his caressing voice, will enchant you at first listening. We are talking about the English musician and composer Daniel Blumberg who, on Monday 18 March, will hold a concert at the Spin Time Labs Auditorium, an extraordinary place for artistic and human encounters.
WelcomeToRome, a show to immerse yourself in the history of Rome
A multimedia journey back through time and space to tell millennia of history. This and so much more is WelcomeToRome, the interactive show that from March 15th to June 30th will be set up in the spaces of the Augustus Cinema.
Roman wines against every kind of enological racism
If you are looking for information on Roman wines, you will be quite disappointed. In fact, although Lazio is a region that produces a lot of wine, most of it is consumed at home. I don't think that, out of 100 people, there is even one that requestsor offers a Lazio wine outside the region itself.
Street Food in Rome: third edition and 30 chefs in the streets
Street food has now become, in many parts of the planet, a true cult for connoisseurs and enthusiasts. This is why all eyes are focused on the third edition of the 2019 Street Food International Festival, in Rome from March 15th to 17th (Piazzale della Radio) and from March 22nd to 24th (Piazza San Giovanni Bosco).
At the Lanificio comes the oriental pop up corner of chef Matsumoto
We're talking about one of the most original restaurants in Rome. Suffice it to say that as soon as you enter, your eyes will land on an extraordinary ancient bathtub, with an old-fashioned mirror, an antique dentist's chair, early twentieth-century bicycles hanging from the ceiling and old 50s pop bar signs.
Lincoln Youth Symphony Orchestra: the extraordinary beauty of youth
There is something intoxicating in a young man who expresses himself in an art form. There is the disarming beauty of his tender age, the impatience to live, the desire to grasp everything immediately, the frenzy of discovery. And when there are so many young people, all intent on grasping and gifting us with the beauty of music, then we must be in front of the LincolnYouth Symphony Orchestra.
Where to find the best Ramen in the capital
It’s called Galbi, hidden in a small street behind Piazza Fiume, in the heart of northern Rome’s elegant neighbourhoods. The restaurant opened a few years ago and mixes tradition with innovation, design, culture and attention to the harmony of flavors.
ROMAMOR at Villa Medici: between disaster literature and surreal experiments
The French Academy in Villa Medici is hosting ROMAMOR, the first monographic exhibition by Anne and Patrick Poirier in Italy. The couple returns after travelling in Asia and the United States. In the early 1960’s, they spent a lot of time in the Villa invited by Balthus, and it was exactly in this period that the two met! Following this residency, they decided to continue as a duo and with time created their own personal language.
Renoir: the humanity of the gaze. The French Master at the Palazzo delle Esposizioni
This is the perfect occasion to enjoy feature films which have marked history in international cinema, with the chance to experience the movies in their original format, projected in 35mm. Copies sent from film libraries across the globe, including restored film, to bring back to life and provide homage, at 40 years from his death, to one of the masters of contemporary cinema.
Once and for all: Chianti is not Chianti Classico
With the “D.O.C.” designation of origin conferred to it in 1967, and subsequently raised to “D.O.C.G.” in 1984, Chianti is produced in a vast area of central Tuscany and includes the sub-areas of the Colli Aretini, Colli Fiorentini and Colli Senesi, Colline Pisane, Montalbano, Montespertoli and Rùfina.
Child-archaeologists at the discovery of the popular Testaccio neighbourhood
Thanks to a collaboration between the Special Superintendency for the Colosseum & the Central Archaeological Area of Rome and Explora, the new Children's Museum of Rome is born inside the New Market of Testaccio, on the remains of an ancient horreum (a Roman warehouse). A real multi-sensory journey to discover the history of Rome.
At Palmerie in Parioli for exclusive evenings
A colonial touch that blends with the ancient East, the west indies and the typical Moroccan riads. We are in Parioli, in Rome, in the neighbourhood of high bourgeoisie that continues to be there in spite of everything and where, about a year ago, Palmerie opened.
67/April: intimacy, sustainability and beauty at the Summa 2019
Tired of the usual wine trade shows with the tasting benches under glaring neon lights, in hotel halls or in exhibition corridors? Are you in love with great wine but also unyielding warriors of sustainability and organic and biodynamic farming? If so, you will definitely not to miss Summa 2019.
Valentyne: the return of a lost era
We are at the “Valentyne”, a few steps from Piazza del Popolo, but it seems like we have just stumbled into post-war Paris or the America of Prohibition, because this is a timeless place, capable of creating a return of glamor and the atmosphere of the 1930s.
Teatro India: The history of revaluation
Sometimes it just so happens that failure is the guise for great opportunity instead. This is the case of the Teatro India, an excellent example of rehabilitation and conversion of abandoned spaces. It was the destiny of the now former citadel of the Mira Lanza factory, that industrial reality which, from the beginning of the 20th century until the end of the Second World War, should have represented the Italian dream of industrialization. From the ashes of these plants an innovative cultural reality arose, a place of experimentation for international art.
Children's Rome: 5 pop, chic and radical events
Saturday March 9th, at 4pm in the Accademia d’Arte dei Bambini there will be a showing of The Little Prince. The show, like the novel, begins with a pilot crashing his plane and meeting a boy, which he discovers to be “the little prince” from a tiny asteroid. Thanks to the interactive nature of the show, children will be able to enter into the world of Saint-Exupéry’s novel.
Festival Retape: the sound of Rome
This is Retape’s claim, a festival that, already in its third edition, wants to tell the Roman music scene through a series of events with artists and bands from the Capitoline panorama. The program extends until May. Many have noticed that, in recent years, the Roman music scene has been particularly active. Young musicians are creating music that moves between indie, pop, reggae, hip hop and folk, drawing creative roadmaps that are yet to be explored.
Dora Tass at the Om The Spot, the new cultural space in Rome
Have you ever visited Trastevere’s new cultural centre and co-working space OM The Spot? Well, here is a great reason to do so: in December OM The Spot opened to the public in Rome with Perturbing Objectsby Dora Tass, a captivating exhibit of the artists mind-bending holograms, describing them as surrealists would have. In fact, the title is not a coincidence.
Female in march: art and dj set at the Macro Asilo + 3 new Bansky in the open air
The eleventh edition of this non-stop marathon of female photographers and DJs starts at 8pm on Saturday, March 9th, at the MACRO ASILO in Rome. The event is organized by Female Cut, an association that promotes talented women in Italy in the name of art and creativity.
With the Sermoneta's sour cherries, an unforgettable recipe
The Sermoneta deli is located in Latina, which is where I had the opportunity to converse amiably with Fabio Stivali, a jam and marmalade philosopher. In particular, we spoke about sour cherries, an acid fruit belonging to the family of rosaceae, and how to faithfully reproduce the flavor they must have had some 50-70 years ago.
Starting at the Etna
Let’s start our journey at the Etna, from the vines of Carricante and Nerello Mascalese, which are grown on an active vulcano in one of the most beautiful islands in the world. Despite being closer to Africa than to Italy, this island can produce mountain wines that are up to the highest standards of the European vines that come from the small region of Valle d'Aosta, on the border with Switzerland.
Not one less
A women's strike has been organised for Thursday, March 8th, on every continent, under the claim of “Non Una di Meno!” (lit. Not one less). Seventy countries will grind to halt thanks to the crossed arms of their female laborers, protesting to put an end to gender violence and gender discrimination.
‘A’ as in Amarone della Valpolicella. Let's start with a review of the most famous Italian wines in the world. Despite being considered by many too heavy and full-bodied (its alcohol level is between 15% and 16.5%), in recent years Romeo and Juliet’s iconic wine (the first vineyards are a stone's throw from the heart of Verona) has been given newfound elegance and drinkability.
“O, Captain, My Captain”: Dead Poets Society celebrates 30 years
The 6th edition of Cinema al MAXXI was inaugurated on the 26th of January, one of the most fascinating initiatives of the Roman cultural scene. Curated by Marco Segni and coordinated by Alessandra Fontemaggi, the National Museum of XXI Century Arts (MAXXI) will be the setting for a series of projections, meetings, previews and events related to the audiovisual industry.
Sentiments océaniques: the title itself is enough to “immerse” you in the atmosphere of the exhibition. The personal exhibition of Caroline Halley des Fontaines inaugurated on February 15th in the Galleria Valentina Bonomo. The artist, a curious photographer eager to explore the world, began capturing her visions on film,driven by the desire to reveal hidden truths to the observer, or even something more complex: legends.
A glamorous evening with cocktails and good music
The beauty of Rome is that most activities and events happen outside, given that the climate is almost always favorable and pleasant even in winter. However, for some time now, “happenings” have been in vogue: super-exclusive evenings where good food and high quality music played by international DJs perfectly merge with each other.
Little ones discovering nature and enchanting fables
Natura in tutti i sensi (lit. Nature in every sense) inaugurated on February 22nd at Palazzo delle Esposizioni. The workshop exhibition is produced in collaboration with Topipittori and is open from Tuesday to Sunday, until July 14th 2019. Exotic plants, trees, gardens, groves and fruits are all observed from a plurality of points of view: a multisensory approach ranging from science and history to art.
Orzotto and the Azienda Pastificio dei Campi
The pasta factory Pastificio dei Campi is based in Gragnano, and its mission is to bring value back into the artisanal production of pasta. It stands in direct resistance to industrial production, allowing its products all the time necessary to bring to light a product of the highest quality, from sourcing ingredients to production.
Jazz is back
When it all began it was only a basement, but thanks to good instinct it became one of the most influential jazz clubs in the world. In 1984 the President of the Villa Celimontana Jazz Festival, Giampiero Rubei, decided to transform that basement into a club which saw some of the greatest jazz players of the past decades walk through its doors, from Chet Baker to Michel Petrucciani.
Maremma, the wines!
Imagine the Natural Park of Monte Argentario plunging right into the depth of a clear blue sea. Or, if you prefer, you can start from Giglio Island. Project yourself in the middle of the Tuscan countryside, amongst endless prairies that extend north-east, gently leaving space to the dotted hills full of centenary pine trees and cypress avenues which in their turn allow ancient olive groves and vineyards to spread out with a seemingly divine geometry.
If it is untouchable it is not beautiful
The collective exhibition If it is untouchable it is not beautiful that recently inaugurated at the contemporary art gallery Monitor speaks of beauty and its many facets. Different forms of beauty that make us live five lives through a single painting.
Extraordinary experiences for children
If organised properly, visiting a museum or an exhibition with a child can become a whole new experience. This is how the Mage Association thinks when preparing and presenting art experiences for children.
Cultural spaces with female interpretations
There is something fascinating in listening to a concert in the Great Hall of a University or in a cultural institute. Whilst sounds gently caress your ears, the eyes and the mind are seduced by surroundings that radiate the beauty of culture and architecture.
Tuesdays at Coffee Pot
“Garden. The party” is the new nightlife experience in the Capital, a trend that over the past few months has seduced Rome with a smart, radical and chic concept. The call is aimed at young adults, working moms and working dads: finger food and dancing as of 8pm, and straight to bed by midnight.
Alice dances in the Momix’s lair
“Subverting our perception of the world, opening up to the impossible”. For Moses Pendleton and his Momix nothing is as it seems. Everything changes, turns, revolving around a changing landscape in a fantastic and imaginative world. The Self sheds the boundaries of its own body, becomes the Other, imagining a life outside it self, transforming into both subject and object of continuous and surreal metamorphoses.
“Only in Rome is it possible to understand Rome.”, wrote the German writer Johann Wolfgang von Goethe in one of the chapters of the famousItalian Journey. Only there, he added, “we meet with traces both of majesty and of ruin, which alike surpass all conception.”
What to do with your kids during the week
Every Saturday until May 25th, at Rec23 Restaurant Emporio Club, you will find Children’s Brunch, a series of workshops organised by Scienza Divertente that allows kids to play and learn about science and art.
Virtuosity, soft seductions and psychedelics
There are at least two artistic certainties that belong to Rome: architecture and opera.
The genius of Michelangelo between beauty, obsessions and performing arts
“Not a ballet, nor a theatrical show, nor a musical, but a gesture of love towards culture, with a highly emotional impact”.
Comfort wine & comfort food
Born in 2015 out of the encounter of Cecilia Eleonora Rinaldi, Vincent Caruso and Antonella Carbone, Il Vigneto is a food & wine enotecawhere the relationship between raw materials, passion and good taste is so harmoniously evident and well executed that we feel the desire to stay for a long time and want to come back even before leaving.